This literature review is intended to study the various methods of staff training and its importance in the workplace with respect to motivating the staff and eventually helping in enhancing their performance. Training of workforce is quite integral to the success of any workplace regardless of their background, experience or role.
The review shall begin by exploring the basic concepts of staff training and why it is essential for both the staff and the organization. Further a plan shall be designed on how exactly the training shall be implemented for the employees of this organization and how the staff may be motivated to take active participation in the programme.
THE MEANING OF STAFF TRAINING
The English dictionary plainly defines staff training as the training of the workforce of an organization in order to enhance their knowledge and thereby their performance at work.
Training is the process of transforming an individual to a desired standard of skill and ability through the methods of instruction and practice (Sansone&Harackiewicz, 2000: 201-213). It thereby means that training enhances the inborn talents of the person undergoing it and also enables the addition of new skills and the deletion of unwanted attitudes and behaviours as well.
When an organization employs a staff they would need to induct that person to the business and then train the person before assigning roles and responsibilities to them. The training shall thus involve imparting of knowledge with respect to the functional area of the job and educating the person on other intricate details like the organizational culture, norms and practices and other basic ideas that shall help the employee transform into the given role smoothly from their prior workplace or setting.
Many a time the hired person shall need to be assisted on the new techniques, tools and materials that are in use at the current workplace and also the strategies and objectives of the organization.